Synapsian

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Synapsian is the language widely used within LFE. Migrants of the project will learn this language in their LFE childhood.

According to Tsuki, many Asian languages within Life are originated from Synapsian, through Auroraic Interference. He also stated that a dictionary for learning is being worked on, but as of now, it's unreleased. There exists a community-created dictionary. He had described it as "sounds and writes a bit like Hangul or Japanese". He has been asked to leave some Infinity posts untranslated, and responded that he'll ask for permission, however, no other response has been made after that.

Synapsian in its very early stages was deliberately created, but it has since evolved naturally. It has many dialects, some of which are so wildly divergent they have become separate languages, like Dutch and Afrikaans in Life. There is no "standard" Synapsian, but this article uses Synapsian as it is generally spoken within Ghakuwent'sj. In fact, there are many other languages in LFE, some of which humans cannot physically speak because their speakers' mouth structures are so radically different; some dialects of Synapsian can also not be spoken for that reason.

Overview

The language only has a few symbols, but those can be combined into many characters, and further disambiguated by "mudding" them in a direction. The number of symbols seems to be slightly more than Japanese.

Clusters

A bracket underneath, called "ground", combines the characters into a cluster. If multiple characters are written in one space, they automatically clusterize.

Clusters represent single words or ideas. Loose characters represent grammar or very simple words.

Having a ground below a single character to force it into an object state is also possible.

Mountain brackets

Pronunciation of loanwords is done with mountain brackets above the characters.

Accent

The circle acts like a dakuten, giving the character a soft accent.

A bracket before the character adds a hard accent instead.

Writing styles

2 writing styles exist for Synapsian, Kodaban and Iriman.

Kodaban is the "print" Synapsian, with the standard separate glyphs.

Iriman is the stylistic handwriting.

In vertical writing, sky/mountain is on the right and ground on the bottom.

Number system

In the karamarea system, the numbers 0 to 8 are named as follows:

nau 0, ore 1, noe 2, tre 3, pie 4, hie 5, kie 6, sjie 7, moe 8,

16 is ko. The numbers above 8 and below 16 are formed as korrki(number) where ko means 16, ki means subtract, and (number) is the difference between the number and 16.

Numbers are base 16, and all numbers above 16 are represented as the multiple of 16 directly higher than that number, and s. The only commonly used identifiers that exist are 0-8, 16, and some powers of 16, so saying numbers that would involve digits from 9 to 15 require using a minus.

The following is a description of how numbers are pronounced digit by digit in Synapsian. According to Tsuki, there is a more complex system incorporating place value, which he thus far has not described. The following system is used for location-related purposes (house numbers, postal codes, and street numbers) and for years, while the full system is used for most other purposes.

For example, the number 30 would be:

no          2x
  ko        16 (rr are left out)
    ki      minus
      noe   2

rr used to be used in numbers above 16 too, but as the language developed most people now leave out the rr if they are talking about numbers above 16 (in fact, some people leave it out altogether).

As an example, this big number: 728349 will be used to demonstrate. It makes sense to convert it to hexadecimal to make it a bit easier to see what we are doing: B1D1D or 11, 1, 13, 1, 13. Now it needs to be converted into simple karamarea (usually this would involve identifiers to show what digit you're on, but it's not required so they are left out here for simplicity):

11  1  13  1  13
Note that the rr is left out for all numbers above 16.
Also note that the e is left out for all other than the last digit.
Since this sometimes causes hard-to-pronounce words, the digits form into other pronounciations:
ore  => o
noe  => no
tre  => ta
pie  => pi
hie  => hi
kie  => ki
sjie => sji
moe  => mo

No identifiers for 11 exist, so it needs to be created:
16    -   5    = 11 so
korr  ki  hie  = 11
The rr and e are left out, so kokihi = 11

No identifiers for 13 exist, so it needs to be created:
16    -   3    = 13 so
korr  ki  tre  = 13
The rr and e are left out, and tre forms into ta, so kokita = 13

11     1 13     1 13
kokihi o kokita o kokitre

kokihiokokitaokokitre
sevenhundredtwenty-eight-thousand-threehundredfortynine

(Some also leave out the koki and replace it with ki or i:
kihiokitaokitre, or ihioitaoitre)

Nau (na) is often used when there's a 0 in the number: 771 (3, 0, 3) would be tanotre, or when you simply say there's 0 of something (nau). The TSUKI Represenative has stated that, due to the fact that ki (minus) clashes with ki (6) unless at the end of a number, some have opted to use ka for 6 instead but that this never really lifted off. Sometimes ko can be added after the o and no for base-16s and up, but not everyone does this. According to Tsuki, these differences are quite common for Synapsian.

Life time and LFE time conversions

Converting Life time to LFE time is relatively simple with a calculator although the time scale fluctuates actively.

Timescales

A variety of time scales exist within LFE, although most of civilised Ghakuwent'sj and other places use the same timescale which fluctuates actively. In this case, Ghakuwent'sj's timescale is on average 0.3 seconds. from this timescale, a ratio can be created like so: 1s:0.3s Life and LFE time respectively.

Converting from Life time to LFE Time

Using the ratio, time can be converted easily by finding any measurement of time and converting it to seconds, then multiplying it by the ratio. For example, converting 60 seconds to LFE time would look like this 60᙭0.3=18 and result in 18 LFE seconds in a life minute. This can then be added up to A conversion table has been created below to provide a general overview of Life time relative to LFE time.

Life time LFE time Seconds in Life/LFE
1 Minute 18 LFE Seconds 60/18
1 Hour 16.875 LFE Minutes 3600/1080
1 Day 6.33 LFE Hours 86400/25920
1 Week 1.38 LFE Days 604800/181440
1 Month 5.53 LFE Days ‪2419200‬/725760
1 Year 2.257 LFE Days ‪31557600‬/9467280

LFE Time Units

Tsuki has stated that LFE follows these time units

64 Seconds/Minute 64 Minutes/Hour 32 Hours/Day 8 Days/Week 4 Weeks/Month 16 Months/Year 512 Days/Year

Naming convention

The naming customs depend on the area but can be quite broad. The general scheme of how names should be made up goes like this:

[titles*] [hereditary name*] [custom aliases?] [given names*] [household name*] [appendices?] [meaningful name!]

where:

titles:           titles (like our Dr.)
hereditary name:  family name (like our last names)
custom aliases:   a name chosen by someone themselves
given names:      the given name(s) to someone, like our first name
household name:   the name of the household/clan/party/group/etc. they belong to
appendices:       status names, like "of Burgundy" or "the Great" in Life's English
meaningful name:  any names that should not be disclosed

and:
*: it is customary to use this name in most documents
?: it is not required to use this name in most documents
!: these will almost never be noted anywhere
Note that if a custom alias is used far more than a given name, it will become the standard name and become '*', and the given name will become '?'.

Pronunciation

Below is a table containing the known pronunciations for each Synapsian characters.

Basic Soft Accent Hard Accent
a te
ten
tén
the
chy
A an a} di A} [?] {a [?] {A [?]
b kah B [?] b} ga B} [?] {b [?] {B ve
c weh
[wildcard]
C sy
sj
c} [?] C} [?] {c [?] {C [?]
d m D yo d} [?] D} [?] {d [?] {D [?]
e sa
s
E ya e} [?] E} [?] {e [?] {E [?]
f ro F m f} [?] F} [?] {f [?] {F [?]
g ki G koh g} gi G} [?] {g [?] {G [?]
h hu H [?] h} [?] H} [?] {h [?] {H [?]
i jso I na i} [?] I} [?] {i [?] {I [?]
j ny J te j} [?] J} ga {j [?] {J [?]
k hu
hru
K [?] k} [?] K} vo {k [?] {K [?]
l [?] L m l} [?] L} [?] {l [?] {L [?]
m mey M xo m} [?] M} [?] {m [?] {M [?]
n ku N [?] n} [?] N} [?] {n [?] {N [?]
o mah O [?] o} [?] O} [?] {o [?] {O [?]
p u P ri p} [?] P} [?] {p [?] {P [?]
q [?] Q shi
st
q} [?] Q} [?] {q [?] {Q [?]
r [?] R ne r} [?] R} [?] {r [?] {R [?]
s hee
hi
S [?] s} bi S} [?] {s [?] {S [?]
t [?] T [?] t} ge T} [?] {t [?] {T [?]
u ts
tsj
U ta
ten
dtan
tan
tha
ti
u} [?] U} da
de
den
{u [?] {U [?]
v no V ir
ee
ja
v} [?] V} [?] {v [?] {V [?]
w yo? W t w} [?] W} [?] {w [?] {W [?]
x [?] X xa
x
x} [?] X} [?] {x [?] {X [?]
y reh Y ha
hya
hoa
y} [?] Y} [?] {y [?] {Y [?]
z s
suy
Z n z} [?] Z} [?] {z [?] {Z [?]
= heh [?] [?] =} [?] [?] [?] {= pe [?] [?]

Known words and phrases

An amount of Synapsian words and phrases, in both Kodaban and Iriman have been shown by Tsuki.

Kodaban Iriman Meaning Pronunciation
Nanekyan iriman.jpg
Human appreciation Nanekyan
TsukiSyn.png
Moon
[Old Synapsian]
Tsuki
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[?] Unlink the world,
Unlock the rest.
S'kan xo setsjna,
nokra xo jomna.
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Life]
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Life
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[?] Systemspace, the construct in which all Systems (including your current System "Life") belong has run out of Aurora due to extreme use by the System "Life". This System will be removed during the upgrade to Systemspace 2.0, planned for the 1st of July 2017 (Life/Earth time). We request everyone to leave this System. This can be done by signing up before the 1st of July 2017 (Life/Earth time). "Systemspace" suypetejno "System" (xohuhkumu "Life") sjozhoku, Aurora hujsoku sjite irhu, notanme "Life" ny yohru kujokudtanna sjiyou. Kohno "System" xa sahkhuyo sa remahsu "Systemspace 2" chyyo, 1/7/17 keykahku chyyo.
Hinnhan sjiten kudtasja.
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[?] Present day,
present time!
Genhe ha,
Genhe tenka!

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[?] Fuck Hyakanghen! Hyak t'xa!
[?] Stop Hih-ts
[?] Test [?]
[?] Ghakuwent'sji
(Name)
Ghakuwent'sji
[?] Kill yourself [?]
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[?] I love you all! xatensj xannti gadentanjo
!
[?] Fuck off we're full! [?]
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[?] Good Memories™ [?]
[?] Maintenance [?]

See also